Suicide Prevention Action Plan
Initial Development and Implementation

SPC Sub-Committees

Suicide Prevention Council Subcommittees

Help Line Collaborative. In partnership with OptumHealth, a Help Line Collaborative was formed in 2011 on behalf of the SPC to coordinate efforts of local help lines.  The next meeting of the Help Line Collaborative will be held in 2015. For more information or to join, contact Yeni L. Palomino at ypalomino@sdchip.org. To RSVP to the meetings please contact Elizabeth Vaughan at evaughan@sdchip.org or call 858-609-7971

Training & Education Subcommittee.The SPC Training & Education Subcommittee meets as needed related to the development and/or implementation of local suicide prevention trainings and educational resources. The next meeting of the Training & Education Subcommittee will be TBD. To join or RSVP for meetings of the SPC Training & Education Subcommittee, contact Elizabeth Vaughan at evaughan@sdchip.org or call 858-609-7971

Media Subcommittee. The SPC Media Subcommittee was formed to impact responsible reporting on suicide in the media.  An educational forum for the media was planned in partnership with the San Diego Society of Professional Journalists, and was held on September 13, 2012 at the San Diego County Office of Education. The subcommittee next meeting is for January 15, 2015 from 10:00am-11:30am. Currently collaborating on the an SPC Introduction Video and Responsible Reporting get more information or to join the SPC Media Subcommittee, contact Yeni L. Palomino at ypalomino@sdchip.org. To RSVP or get meeting information contact Elizabeth Vaughan at evaughan@sdchip.org or call 858-609-7971

Schools Collaborative (K-12). The SPC School Collaborative has been formed to provide resources and education to San Diego County schools interested in implementing a suicide prevention program. Currently the schools collaborative is going meeting in closed session to plan next steps, to be informed on the Schools Collaborative, contact Yeni L. Palomino at ypalomino@sdchip.org.

Higher Education Collaborative. The SPC Higher Education Subcommittee has been formed to help the Colleges and Universities that currently have CalMHSA funding and provide resources, a forum to collaborate on implementing suicide prevention programs, education and awareness. The Higher Education Committee conference call meetings are monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 9am-10am. Next meeting is scheduled for December 10, 2014 from 9-10:30am. To learn more about or join or for meeting information, contact Elizabeth Vaughan at evaughan@sdchip.org or call 858-609-7971

Faith Organization Outreach The SPC Faith Organization Outreach group has ben formed to provide resources and education to San Diego County Faith Organizations interested in suicide prevention and bringing additional awareness. Next meeting in January, 2015 from 11:00am-1:00pm for location email evaughan@sdchip.org . To participate, RSVP or get meeting information for the Faith Organization Outreach, contact Elizabeth Vaughan at evaughan@sdchip.org or call 858-609-7971.

Assessment & Evaluation.The SPC Assessment & Evaluation Committee has ben formed to track the progress of the SPC efforts and plans. The Assessment & Evaluation Subcommittee meets as needed related to the Assessment and Evaluation of the local SPC efforts. Next meeting is January 12, 2015 from 2:00-3:30pm . To participate, RSVP or get meeting information for the Needs Assessment and Evaluaation Subcommittee, contact Elizabeth Vaughan at evaughan@sdchip.org or call 858-609-7971.

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  • Suicide Prevention Council Meeting for 2015 January 27, 2015 from 10:00am-11:30am. For location and to RSVP please contact Elizabeth Vaughan at evaughan@sdchip.org.
  • Needs Assessment and Evaluation Subcommittee meeting is January 12th from 2:00pm-3:30pm.
  • School Collaborative Subcommittee is to be determined.  This meeting is closed. For details, email evaughan@sdchip.org or call 858-609-7971
  • Higher Education Subcommittee is Dedcember 10, 2014 from 9-10:30am closed conference call,contact Elizabeth Vaughan for more information evaughan@sdchip.org or call 858-609-7971
  • Faith Outreach Organizing meeting is January 2015 from from 11:00am-1:00pm for location and to RSVP email evaughan@sdchip.org or call 858-609-7971
  • Media Subcommittee meeting is January 15 from 10:00am- 11:30am.  For details and to RSVP emailevaughan@sdchip.org or call 858-609-7971
  • Help Line Collaborative meeting is set forJanuary 2015 (date tbd).For location and to RSVP please contact Elizabeth Vaughan if interested in joining evaughan@sdchip.org
  • TRAIN! Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Trainings for Suicide Prevention are now available! QPR is like CPR - an emergency mental health intervention. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.  Click here for more information, or to schedule a FREE training.

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